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Just got back from a wonderful week in MN visiting with family and friends. I also had the opportunity to hook up with Minnesota 'berries fans Don Manderfield and Bill C. Bill plays in a piano-guitar duo and last Tuesday evening Don and I went to check out the show. With three Eric/'berries fans in the audience, Bill just HAD to do an appropriate song, and that was "That's Rock and Roll." I can say without any hesitation that this was THE first time in my life that I've ever heard an Eric song being done by a bar band.

I've always considered myself to be pretty adept at playing/singing most top 40 songs from the 1960's-1970's, but Bill C had me beat by a country mile. The man is a human jukebox!

Thanks Bill and Don for a great time, AND thanks Bill for letting me join you on some songs.

Marv

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Great to meet up with Marvin for a FUN Night of Music with the Bill and Tom Show in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. This duo plays an incredible catalog of 70's songs. Very many by 1 Hit wonders.

An hour into the Show...they launched into "That's Rock 'n Roll" we were singing and grinning through the entire tune. The crowd loved it as well. An excellent version and the first time I've heard that song perfomed LIVE as a cover. Congrats to EC board member Bill for a fine night of entertainment. Eric would have been proud to hear "That's Rock 'n Roll"!

Marvin: you sounded Great on the tunes you played on also.

Don

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Just got back from a wonderful week in MN visiting with family and friends. I also had the opportunity to hook up with Minnesota 'berries fans Don Manderfield and Bill C. Bill plays in a piano-guitar duo and last Tuesday evening Don and I went to check out the show. With three Eric/'berries fans in the audience, Bill just HAD to do an appropriate song, and that was "That's Rock and Roll." I can say without any hesitation that this was THE first time in my life that I've ever heard an Eric song being done by a bar band.

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Marvin: you sounded Great on the tunes you played on also.

I was able to get a hold of a very rare set list from this gig (on eBay, of course). Looks like the tunes Marv performed were:

"March of the Sugar Plum Fairies"

"Canadian Booty Call"

"Pac-Man Fever"

"Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me"

"The Streak" ("Don't look, Ethel!" - you remember this one, right?)

"The Macarena"

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Ha!"

"Theme from Bonanza"

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Thanks for the pictures Marvin. The "Groupie" you see is there every Tuesday night. Thanks Don for the great review of "That's Rock & Roll", even though I fumbled the words on the last verse. We don't get a lot of requests for it, however, last Wednesday at a club we got a request out of the blue for "Go All The Way". I was so excited that we had a Raspberries request that I had to do an acoustic version of it. It was....OK. Not a very acoustic, 2 man band friendly song.

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Hey Marvin!!! I'm coming to Calgary!!!! A casino date has just been added to

Gary Lewis's tour schedule for April 22 in Calgary. I'm not sure of the name of

the casino but I'll find out and let you know. Are you coming to Cleveland to

see the Choir? I wish I could go to that show but I'll be out on tour with Gary

Lewis that week. I e-mailed Jim to see if I could show up at a rehearsal. I'll

keep in touch!!! Billy Sullivan

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